Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
I still don't get this argument. You're outside with a portable device. If there's direct sun glare, MOVE. IT'S PORTABLE. Oh, not you, too! Sentiment agreed, though.
! I agree, but then shade is not always available, so "moving" is not always an option! Waiting till shade is available is a different story!
Ideally, it'd be nice if the All Screens were Anti-Glare, Not Glossy, and Simulated Nice Paper as closely as possible!!! The Added advantage is that, unlike paper, with iPads one can read at night, and, if it's Anti-Glare, Non Glossy Screen, it's even healthier for our eyes, I suspect, and it's not just a matter of Taste/Preference!
Originally Posted by nvidia2008
What you must understand is that the Education stuff is the trojan horse. What this really is, isHyperCard for iPad
This is massive. This is basically Authorware, Director and Flash for iPad. In it's very infancy. Once they make it more interactive over the next few years, you will see Apps as a way to do certain things (ie. more functional-oriented), and iBooks as a way to do Apps in massively easier way for more content-oriented things.
This is the start of the next iGold rush. This is huge. Mark my words. Some of y'all know this already. There's something stirring in you knowing that this is the start of the next phase of iPad. Content creation for iPad is no longer limited to Apps and Xcode.
Education is just the classic Apple "hook", part of Steve and Apple's extremely brilliant marketing plan, "killing you softly" as always. It's the "bling" on an actually very attractive person.
. Prepare for extremely large influx of web developers dying to get onto iPad, like me.
I like this reply, cause it projects a lot of OPTIMISM, which is always nice!
As expected, there are always critics when something NEW comes around in general, and so Apple New Products Introductions are always going to have skeptics! That is why Optimism is nice to have! Thanks
BTW, I spoke that same friend of mine, the educator, again, and his concerns are still there, based upon Budget Cuts, teachers being laid off etc. This educator is a huge Apple Fan, like me..., but he is on the "front lines" of Academia/Education and so I can't argue with him. Worse yet, he is in so-called Good School District, so God help all those who are in a more poor areas, where schools are a lot worse!
But then, who say that iBooks = Text Books and iPads Only!!! Maybe they will be extended to Macs too, so that on laptops or with Magic Trackpad, the Interactivity would be almost, if not completely, the same the iPad Touch Experience!
HTML 5 is getting closer too, so maybe it'll play into this whole iBooks 2/iAuthor Revolution/Reinvention... Hey, whatever makes a better product, I am for it!!!
I'll take Optimism anywhere I can find it...
! Thanks you guys for your Replies! That's why I enjoy Apple Insider!